Still More Counting
New Collections to Count
With the sharing problems
introduced so far children will have
seen pictures like this one.












They will have learned to call
this a picture of "three fourths."
But they may not have seen pictures like this one




and so they may not know how much
this picture represents.
Similarly, children will have
seen pictures like this











and should know to count "one and two fifths."
But they may not have seen pictures like this






or know how to count what they see.
You can further extend your
child's ability to count by using some simple subtraction problems.
Subtraction
Here are three subtraction
problems that can be used to lead your child to drawing pictures that
they haven't seen before and "counting" to name the fraction that each
picture
represents. You should be able to make up a lot more just like them.
 Suppose that you had 1 banana and a monkey came along and ate
one sixth of it. How much would you have left?
 Suppose that you had 3 bananas and a monkey came along and ate
one third of one of those bananas. How many bananas would you
have left?
 Suppoe that you had 5 bananas and a monkey came along and ate
one and four sevenths of those bananas. How many bananas would
you have left?
In this video, someone ate one third of Trixie's chocolate bar, and here someone ate one fifth of Rose's giant donut.